This coming Saturday – 21st September – Selby Town will take on Hall Road Rangers at home in the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium.
It will be a very special occasion in the history of the club and the town as a whole, as this game marks 100 years since Selby Town’s first ever game.
The club is hoping for the people of Selby to come out and help them achieve a record attendance to mark the day. The club will be selling a special centenary edition of their matchday programme, with prize-winning tickets randomly placed inside a number of copies, with a top prize of £100 in cash.
A spokesman for the club, Dave Haddock, had this to say: “We have been busy celebrating our centenary year in a number of ways over the last few months, but Saturday really is the big day for us. For a non-league football club run by volunteers to still be going strong 100 years later is a fantastic achievement and one we’re very proud of.
“We hope we can depend on the support of our community to help us celebrate the past and also to join us right at the beginning of the next 100 years of our history!”
The Robins’ first ever game took place on 20th September 1919 and was played against Rowntrees at their Haxby Road ground. They will be looking for a better result this Saturday than the 8-0 loss they suffered that day!